Aurel Popa-Wagner was born on February 26, 1956, in Germany. He received his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from the Institute of Biochemistry, University of Karlsruhe, Karlsruhe, Germany, in 1988–1990. In 2004, he obtained the Habilitation in internal medicine/experimental neurology from the Medical School of the University of Erlangen-Nuerenberg, Bavaria, Germany and Greifswald Medical School, Greifswald, Germany. Since 2004, Popa-Wagner has been a Professor of experimental neurology at the Department of Neurology and Head of the Research Department of the Ernst-Moritz-Arndt University, Greifswald, Germany and has been a Professor of pathobiochemistry and Director of the Department of Molecular Medicine, the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Craiova, Romania, since 2009. The aim of his group is to unravel cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying aging progression and its significance for brain diseases. The group has a long-standing interest in molecular mechanisms of brain remodelling in the aged rat brain. His group has studied the plasticity of the aging brain in response to stimuli for more than 15 years and to stroke injury in aged animals for the last 10 years. His areas of expertise include aged animals models of cerebral ischemia, behavioral analysis, recording of EEG and various physiological parameters by telemetric measurements, MRI for small animals, immunohistochemical procedures, proteomics, and genomics.
Biography Updated on 12 April 2011